Year: 2017

Winners of the 2017 #SITVideoContest Announced

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2017 #SITVideoContest. We received lots of great entries from current students and alumni all over the world. Our thanks to everyone who entered. Winners will receive Amazon gift vouchers – first prize is $300; second is $200; and third is $100….

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Let’s not squander our investment in international education

by Sophia Howlett The United States has a fine history of opening its doors to those who wish to study here. We offer some of the best schools in the world. We strive for a higher education environment that inspires innovation and creativity, and we attract the best from across…

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A World of Opportunities

SIT’s master’s degree programs span the globe in scope and substance. Through a vast network of faculty, experts, universities, and organizations as well as established SIT facilities in more than 30 countries, we are able to offer elective field courses and access to practicum sites in locations around the world….

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SIT Graduate Institute Alumni Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious 2017-18 English Language Fellow Program

Five alumni from SIT Graduate Institute have been selected by the U.S. State Department for the English Language Fellow Program, a 10-month project training English teachers abroad. The five are all graduates of SIT’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) master’s degree programs. They are among 140 U.S….

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Driving a Dream

Aquila Ledbetter arrived at SIT via Uber, but not as a passenger. Aquila’s career path had already taken her to the Salvation Army, the Peace Corps, and to local government in Washington DC, where she grew up. All the same, she says, “Something was seriously wrong in terms of finding…

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20 years ago: An SIT alumna’s world-changing work is recognized

By Bea Fantini It was Oct. 10, 1997, when Jack Wallace, founder and president of SIT, called me. “Professora,” he said, “your student just got the Nobel Prize for Peace.” I immediately knew of whom he spoke. I called her at her home in Putney, and although she had reporters…

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SIT was the right place at the right time

Kelly Wisecarver Information Management and Reports Manager Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance Cadre MA, Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management, 2014 I grew up living in between the United States and various countries in Africa. My father worked for USAID and Peace Corps, and for most of my life I…

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Hope and Clarity

by Chris Bailey Before I came to SIT, all I had was a strong desire to find a way to help others and work on building a peaceful world. After the on-campus portion of my degree, I found direction, hope, and clarity on the various ways I could use my…

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SIT Launches Podcast Series

In two episodes per month, SIT’s new On SITe podcast offers insights on global issues from SIT experts. Those experts include faculty and staff from SIT Graduate Institute’s campus in Brattleboro, Vermont and our Washington DC Center, and academic directors and faculty from nearly 80 Study Abroad programs. SIT’s experts…

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SIT to launch new programs in 2018

Beginning with our MEd in global youth leadership, launching in January 2018, SIT will break new ground with a set of master’s degree programs that spans the globe in scope and substance. In response to a complex world—where migration has reached new heights and sustainability is no longer an option—SIT’s…

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